Lyn-Lake theater to become new brewery and taproom

Site of a new Lyn-Lake microbrewery
Site of a new Lyn-Lake microbrewery

After a short stint as the home of vintage furniture store Theater Antiques, the old Lyndale Theater building near Lake Street has once again entered a long period of vacancy. But news recently broke that a trio of developers has made a bid for the building, and their vision for the historic site involves something much more fun than sofas and settees: Beer. They'll offer organic and gluten-free varieties, mainly, and a nice place to drink it in, too.

The potential co-owners are currently awaiting approval from the city, reports the Southwest Journal, but if everything goes according to plan Uptown could have another rooftop patio by early this summer.

Here are a few more details on their plans.

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Nestled among music venues, dives, and restaurants, it's a desirable location for a brewery or bar. In fact, a few years ago the old Uptown Bar had planned to re-locate to this same spot, but the deal fell through. The new brewery will be in good bar-crawl company with




both on the same block. 

The three co-founders, Mark Anderson, Paul Cossette, and Joel Carlson are seeking to restore some of the original details of the building, and are planning to add a rooftop patio as well as additional outdoor seating. The taproom is meant to be a community hub that will act as a CSA pickup spot and have food delivery available from area restaurants. 

The brewery's name is yet to be announced, but the opening is slated for June. Stay tuned for updates.

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2934 Lyndale Ave. S.
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